How Haas reveals Formula 1's biggest problem

How Haas reveals Formula 1's biggest problem

Newcomer Haas has had its ups and downs in 2016, but its plight reveals a truth about Formula 1 that fuels many complaints about the on-track product

In Mexico last month the strongest Haas driver in qualifying was Esteban Gutierrez, who lined up 17th, 2.697 seconds (3.427%) off the pace. Two weeks later in Brazil Romain Grosjean qualified seventh, 1.201s (1.698%) down.

Those figures encapsulate the biggest problem Formula 1 has as far as fans are concerned. There's simply not enough of this kind of fluctuation in performance to deliver the surprises - like Haas struggling one race weekend, flying the next - to keep those watching entertained.

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